CWC Municipal Framework
Coyote Watch Canada's Municipal Canid Response Strategy
The longstanding partnership between the City of Niagara Falls and Coyote Watch Canada is now considered a flagship model for other communities to follow when considering a Wildlife Management Strategy policy. The Eastern Coyote (coyote) is here to stay. Providing the government agency personnel, public, and media outlets with accurate coyote information, along with education and safety guidelines effectively enhances our sustainable approach while minimizing human and wildlife conflict.
Compassionate conservation science, human-wildlife safety, and education are the basis for any successful community policy for wildlife mitigation and response planning. These expectations are the very foundation of our Municipal Canid Response Strategy (MCRS). The four cornerstones of our MCRS are Investigation, Education, Prevention, and Enforcement. These cornerstones provide direction for any municipality seeking to create a progressive, "living" document that facilitates measurements for non-lethal success, seasonal milestone-based review, and the opportunity to assess, analyze and revise on a quarterly or annual basis to ensure outcomes are being met.
Our MCRS is a sustainability-focused document with an emphasis on canid response planning and training. This ready-to-go template is available to every level of government; is long-term, cost-effective, and promotes specific guidelines for aspects of conflict resolution and investigative actions required for community-wildlife coexistence. Coexisting with wildlife and meeting the challenges that are occurring in a community warrant a commitment from all key participants.
Document Purpose: This document is intended to provide information that can be used when building a Municipal Canid Response Strategy (MCRS), guidelines for reports to Council, and accompanying organizational Standard Operational Procedure (SOP). Resources such as our science-enriched infographics are included as well.
Government Agency Interest: For more information about our Municipal Canid Response Strategy and how to contact Coyote Watch Canada please email firstname.lastname@example.org attn: Interested in Municipal Canid Response Strategy.